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Our Hours

Mon-Tues: Closed
Wed-Sat: 11am-7pm
Sunday: 11am-3pm

All Orders Filled Until BBQ is Gone! (Made Fresh Daily)

Achievements

2021: Filmed a Movie

2021: Filmed a AAA Commercial

 

2021: Won Best of Cleveland County for Best Hushpuppies

 

2021: NC Senator Ted Alexander Congratulated Us for Winning Best BBQ Bracket in Southwest Gannett Project

 

2021: Lyttle Bridges Cabannis Inducted into the Barbecue Hall of Fame

 

2021: Filmed NC BBQ Tale

 

2020: Featured in Memphis Magazine

 

2020 – Won Restaurant Guru Best BBQ in Shelby

 

2020 – Recommended on Restaurant Guru

 

2020 – Won Best Takeaway Food in Shelby

 

2019 – Appeared on WCCB News Rising

 

2018 – Won Best BBQ Joints in America by Thrillest

 

 

2018 – Became Preferred Caterer at Uptown Indigo

 

2018 – Appeared LIVE on WBTV

 

2017 – Won Best of Cleveland County for Best BBQ & Sweet Tea

 

2016 – Won Best of Cleveland County for Best BBQ, Hushpuppies, Tea, Business Lunch, & Caterer

 

2016 – Won Best BBQ Spot in America Bracket by Thrillest

 

2016 – Featured in Our State Magazine

 

2015 – Titled as BBQ Bracket Champion

 

2013 – Featured in Our State Magazine

 

2013 – Featured in Group Travel Leader Magazine

 

2012 – Featured in Foothills Spotlight

 

2011 – Featured in Garden & Gun Magazine

 

1971 – Article Mentioning Billy Graham’s Love for Red Bridges Barbecue Lodge

 

Titled as First Restaurant to Serve Bottled Sundrop

Our History

In 1946, Red and Lyttle Bridges opened the first BBQ joint in Cleveland County called Dedmond's Barbecue; located in the old Dedmond's building on Highway 18.

Three short years later the business was moved to Uptown Shelby (1949) and was renamed to Red Bridges Barbecue Lodge. In 1953, Red Bridges Barbecue Lodge was moved to our current location on Highway 74.

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